Where it all began
The three thirty-five-year-olds take their stupid final and cheat by using beepers. Ian types the answer into his computer and then sends it to them. Im not sure exactly how it all works, because I dont know anything about technology. We can tell that they are taking a history test, because the answers are things like Frederick Douglass and abolitionism. I wonder what they do when they get to the essay questions. Whoops! Robbie just barged into Ians room and stopped the answer-giving. The thirty-five-year-olds are angry, and show this by looking at each other and throwing the beepers down loudly. We dont see the part where the teacher totally figures out what they were doing because they were so obvious about it.
Oooh, Christmas party time! JTT is drinking eggnog. You know, if he were a real bad boy, it would be spiked. But this is Disney. Cheating is fine, but drinking is bad. JTT gets surrounded by Robbie and the thirty-five-year-olds. Theyre pissed. We get a shot of Ian locked in his locker in a dark hallway. Wow, he could die in there. And he may well have, since we dont see him ever again in this movie. JTT gets carried off by the four, and then its the next morning and Mary is waiting for him to pick her up to go to the airport.
But he cant, because hes lying in the middle of a desert glued into a Santa suit. He wakes up and realizes his situation. He rubs his head. Um, how did Robbie and his friends do this? Did they knock him out? Drug him? They also must have taken his clothes off and put him into the Santa suit, beard and all, while he was unconscious. If four guys did that to me I would be really upset, to say the least. And they left him lying in the middle of a desert! He could have died! Thats two people Robbie almost killed. But JTT takes it all in stride. Hes going to have to find a way to get that beard off, because I cant see that teen idol face of his and am quickly losing interest in the movie.
Back at school, Robbie offers to give Mary a ride home in his SUV, which I thought he crashed like the day before. Maybe its a self-repairing model. Also, it turns out that Robbie lives in the same town as JTT and Mary, which is silly. Well, I dont know -- maybe that town doesnt have a high school/college and thus has to send all of its children to Palisades College because of a town law. Anyway, Mary threatens to slug Robbie if he does anything slimy. A threat indeed, since Im sure hes really scared of getting hit by a female. Although I dont feel quite right calling Mary that, seeing as she lurches around and speaks so mannishly.